Taxon  Report   1639    
Carex subfusca  W. Boott
Brown sedge,  Rusty slender sedge
Carex subfusca
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Carex subfusca
© 2010 Steve Matson
Carex subfusca
© 2010 Steve Matson
Carex subfusca, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Carex subfusca
© 2010 Steve Matson
Genus: Carex
Communities: Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Southern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Carex macloviana d'urv. ssp. subfusca
PLANTS: Carex macloviana ssp. subfusca
ICPN + PLANTS: Carex stenoptera
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More information about  Carex subfusca
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 11, 2018).

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